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Ash’s thoughts, thinkings and ideas on being more productive in your business (and having more fun when you’re not working)…

Practice makes permanent

I love playing golf.      The difficulty of the technique, the fact there are a thousand and one components to the swing.  I love being outside and I love the mental challenge it offers me.     Recently, I’ve started working on one of my 2018 goals to reduce my handicap. This has involved having lessons.  It started […]

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You don’t have to be an A* student to have an A* business

  It’s that time of term when Josie gets her school report. About a week ago, as I wrote this at the start of April, I get an email from the school with the standard covering letter.   How things have changed! I remember getting mine as a letter in the post. I’d fill with […]

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Don’t make up your customer journey as you go along

I went to see a friend of mine last week. He’s what I’d call a ‘geeky’ type of guy and he’s my go-to ‘techie guy’ when things break, or I want to throw my laptop out of the window.     He lives in Southampton.  We’d arranged to spend an afternoon together, catching up and working […]

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How important is your to-do list?

What type of tasks did you spend the most time on today? The likelihood is that whatever you spent your time on it fits into one of three categories: Fun This is an obvious one. We love doing what we love doing. It keeps us engaged and makes us feel happy and fulfilled. Urgent Tasks […]

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Reconnecting With What’s Important

Every several months Kay and I check in with our goals and set new ones. We use a process I’ve developed over a number of years which is both mindful and very visual.   It helps us both (and clients I’ve shared it with) connect with what’s important without everyday noise getting in the way. […]

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Conquer your fears by planning ahead

There are few things in life that I’m scared of, in a phobia sort of way. I understand you can’t “sort of” have a phobia but you get the drift.   I don’t like slug type things, but I’ll squish them if needed.  I’m not a fan of ladders but that’s more related to a, […]

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Entrepreneurs are the real superheroes

February can be miserable.    However, there’s one thing I like about this time of year, when it’s cold and dark, and that’s Friday evenings.    More specifically, Fridays when I’ve picked Josie up from her Mum’s. These Friday evenings have turned into a tradition of pizza and movie night.    We both love pizza […]

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Why you should ‘follow through’ in your business

As I write this, Kyle Edmund is representing Great Britain (and himself) in the Semi – Finals of the Australian Open Tennis Championships.   As you read this, he may have made the final or not, (spoiler alert, he lost the first set).   The excitement surrounding his progress through the tournament has largely passed […]

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Guest Blog: My First Mastermind

This Monday I had the exciting experience of attending my first full Mastermind. I’ve been working with Ash for about six months now, telling others what a Mastermind is and why they should be attending one, yet I’d never had the full experience myself. For those who don’t know who I am, I’m Ash’s admin […]

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A Masterclass in Managing Mistakes

Last night Kay went out for dinner with an old friend, Russell. They’ve known each other for years and regularly meet for coffee in London or a meal. Russell had made a phone booking for 7pm at Brasserie Blanc on Threadneedle for the two of them. They were both looking forward to the evening and […]

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